How do I Prepare for a Breast Lift Procedure?

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Prepping for your average day can sometimes be done on autopilot. Grab the shoes, pour the coffee, feed the dog. Our regular routine doesn’t require careful planning as we go about our day in Lubbock. Plastic surgery for a breast lift, however, needs a little more preparation than your regular daily routine. At Rowley Plastic Surgery, we want you to have a comfortable and smooth experience on the day of your plastic surgery. And, we want you to feel prepared for that day.


Preparing for Your Breast Lift

You will have the opportunity at a presurgical doctor visit to discuss your medical history, previous surgeries, and any medications you are taking. You will have a physical exam of your breasts so the doctor can determine your skin tone, positioning of your nipples, and other details for your surgery. It is also important to talk to your doctor about your surgical expectations, and why you want a breast lift. You may be asked to have a mammogram done before your surgery to establish a baseline for tracking changes in your breast tissue.


Preparing for Your Surgery

The right preparations for the day of your surgery can have an effect on your recovery. You will need to follow any pre-surgery instructions from the doctor carefully. You will be told what clothes to bring to wear after your surgery and other things you will need. You may be asked not to take some of the medications you are taking. Be sure to avoid any anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements as they will increase bleeding. If you smoke, you will need to stop smoking before your surgery, as smoking can affect your healing by decreasing blood flow to the skin. You will also want to make arrangements for someone to help you after your procedure.


Preparing for Your Recovery

Your recovery is an important part of your breast lift procedure. Plan to have someone with you for the first 24 hours after surgery. You will need lots of rest, so pick out some favorite movies or a good book and give yourself permission to take it easy.


In Lubbock, plastic surgery can be the life changing experience you hope for with the expertise of Dr. Jane Rowley.  Whether you choose a breast reduction, lift, or augmentation, you are in the right hands at Rowley Plastic Surgery.

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